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Paris attacks: Book of condolence opens at Belfast City Hall

A book of condolence has been opened at Belfast City Hall to pay tribute to the 129 people killed in the Paris attacks at the weekend.

It comes as a minute's silence was observed across Northern Ireland as part of the Europe-wide act of remembrance for the dead and injured.

Secretary of State Theresa Villiers joined the first and deputy first minister at Stormont.

The book of condolence was opened by Lord Mayor Arder Carson this morning.

Another book was opened at the Guildhall in Londonderry on Saturday.

On Friday night 129 people were killed following multiple attacks on a concert hall, a stadium, restaurants and bars in Paris.

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On Saturday night Belfast City Hall was lit up in the colours of the French flag in a symbolic act of solidarity with the people of France.

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